Friday, February 14, 2014
Growing up being an only daughter to a single father meant that Valentines Day was a big deal. There were always balloons or flowers. It was my first idea of what Valentines meant. Fast forward 18 years and I met my husband who was born on Valentines Day, which for me was fine as I loved to lavish him with a great dinner and presents, and he would always get me some jewelry.
and as life would present itself, upon meeting J 3.5 years ago I have found myself another valentines baby. But J has a different perspective, he says that no one buys presents for others on their birthday so why should he. It seemed like such a rude answer, but the more years I have met him I realize he isn't about the pressure that is behind the holiday. He doesn't want to have to buy a present because it is expected. This is the name that loves to wear pink, has a pink lighter, pink cell phone case and I even bought him a pink Evo lip balm because he doesn't think society should decide what normal is.
So I have given in that there will be flowers, or candy or jewelry. It's not his thing. And as he is a chef and Valentines is the third busiest day a year, we don't even get to see each other till late. But every year I take him out for a really nice meal at our favorite steak house. So even though I may pay its still a romantic night out for us to enjoy each others company.
so to all those out there, today is just a day. Love is around you every day.